Last night we went for a bike ride as a family. All six of us make quite a sight for everyone in the neighborhood when we line up all of our bikes in a row and go riding around the neighborhood! When we left our driveway, it didn’t seem like it was that hot outside. But once we started down the road a few streets over, we realized that the outside temperature was much warmer than we thought it was. The streets that run adjacent to ours aren’t tree-lined the way that our street is, and the lack of shade really makes a difference in the temperatures. Especially when you’re riding bikes! Within twenty minutes of starting our bike ride, all four of our kids started to complain that they were too hot and that it felt like we were riding inside of a furnace instead of outside in the sunshine. My husband and I couldn’t really argue with that fact; it actually kind of did feel like a furnace outside. We were all sweating like crazy and it wasn’t really as much fun in the high temperatures as we thought it was going to be when we first started. We made the decision to turn around and head back home to our central air conditioning. By the time we made it home, nothing had ever felt so good! When we walked into our kitchen, the A/C was blasting away and we all stopped under the air vents in the ceiling to bask in the wonderful cool air from our air conditioning system. My husband even turned the temperature on our thermostat down even further so that the cooled air would keep blowing through the air vents longer. Next time we go for a family bike ride, we’re going to keep a closer eye on the outside temperatures!